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Broken VAR provides unlikely images in the final African Champions League: team leaves furious the field

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Espérance Tunis has for the second year in a row, the African Champions League won. In the second leg of the final, they took the Friday night in the Tunisian port of Radès with 1-0 from the Moroccan Wydad Casablanca, after the heenwedstrijd on a 1-1 draw was finished. But in retrospect it was mostly spoken about the enormous chaos that arose during the party. When the ref refused the VAR to consult after a disallowed goal went to the dolls to dance.

The commotion from the heenwedstrijd – which was formed from a number of arbitral decisions – it disappeared in the nothing to do with the chaos of Friday night in the olympic stadium of Radès. After a goal from Mohamed Youcef Belaïli on the stroke of peace was the home team 1-0. Wydad seemed to be on the hour at the end to score, but the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama, the goal incorrectly for offside.

Just as in the European Champions League, there was in the African version of a videoref. But to everyone’s surprise, was not consulted, which later came to light that the VAR system is not working. Then got the players of Wydad furious of the field. Sue was the contest an hour and a half still. When the players of Wydad still refused to continue to play, whistled Gassama the match permanently down to Espérance up to the winner to call out. The African Voetbalconfederatie (CAF) confirmed a moment later, the 1-0 final score on Twitter. When the home team played the well-known old Anice Badri (ex Mouscron) by the way the whole game.

Espérance is so after the Nigerian Enyimba (2003-2004), the Congolese TP Mazembe (2009-2010) and the Egyptian Al Ahly (2005-2006 and 2012-2013) the fourth team that his title extends in the CAF Champions League. With 1994 and 2011, the ranking was the fourth victory of the Tunisians in the African Champions League.